Nikon 12x50 SE | Pentax 20x60 PCF WP II | Coronado PST DoubleStack | IPD 63,5 | Slik Pro 700DX
Andy Miller 12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon) Celestron C102 HD " Carl" Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope" Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott" 60mm Telescope Club
Wife, kids, dog.Views with glasses: astigmatism and major floaters.Orion StarMax 90mm Mak-CassPorta II45mm 35° | 40mm 43° | 35mm 49° | 28mm 45° | 25mm 50° | 15mm 58° | 11mm 82° | 10mm 50° | Shorty Plus 2xVestil CPRO-800LP observing chairVarious binoculars in the "bang-for-buck" category
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Quote:"The Smiling Cyclops", an asterism.By Will Young
AP 130 GT 8" EDGE HD AVX on AP Wood Tripod Canon T2i Olde Crow Observatory
15" f/5 Tectron
Mallincam Junior Pro
TMB 40mm Paragon,Leica ASPH zoom,
WO binoviewer w/assorted pairs
"Yeah, well, you know,that's just, like, your opinion, man."
Paul 16" Starstructure f/4 w/AN-SC and Zambuto optics Celestron Edge HD 1100 Lunt LS60DS Orion 8" imaging newt Explore Scientific ED127 CF Apo Astro-Tech AT65EDQ Astro-Physics 1100 mount Celestron AVX mount Mallincam Xtreme Denk Binotron
Quote:I've always heard it referred to as Stick Man.
Quote:John Davis from Amherst, Massachusetts, mentioned to me more than 20 years ago that the brighter stars [of Stock 2] almost look like a headless stick figure flexing his muscles, christening it the "Muscleman Cluster." His legs stretch out in two straight lines to the east, while his flexing arms curve to the west, above his long, albeit headless neck. Others remark that the pattern is more reminiscent of a pirouetting ballerina, again sans head. Muscleman or ballerina not withstanding, the next time you are drinking in the beauty of the Double Cluster, be sure to swing northward and spot Stock 2 in the same field of view.
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